BMW Recalls 3,100 Vehicles to Fix Instrument Panel Lights
BMW is recalling more than 3,100 vehicles because of problems with the illumination of the instrument panel lights.
Just as with many recalls from automakers, this one is because of software that contains coding errors.
The 2018 BMW 230i, 230i xDrive, M240i, M240i xDrive, M2 and X3 xDrive 30i will need to be taken to dealers to have the software updated.
The problem was first noticed at a BMW assembly plant concerning the illumination of the instrument panel display. The automaker contacted the supplier and BMW learned of numerous incidents with instrument cluster displays, but the root cause was still unknown.
About a month later the supplier tracked down the defect to incorrect coding of the software that runs the instrument cluster lights. Based on U.S. regulations, BMW knew the problem was against the law, hence the reason for the recall…